Still sweltering hot temperatures during the 90-minute pre-qualifying session for the sixth round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000 km. The session was red flagged twice, for debris and a car that was stranded on three wheels.
In the dying minutes Franck Perera (#84 Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport) set the fastest time of the day, in 1’57.614, narrowly beating the 1’57.784 of the quickest of the Pro-Am drivers, endurance Pro-Am Cup leader Jonny Adam in the #97 Oman Racing Team with TF Sport Aston Martin.
Third was the #8 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental of Maxime Soulet, a quarter of a second behind Perera. The fastest of the Am Cup drivers was again David Perel in the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari, in 15th overall.Tomorrow, Saturday June 24th, sees the qualifying session start at 10.00 CEST. The six-hour race will commence at 18.00 CEST. Both are streamed live on the official website of the Blancpain GT Series.